Mike Patton, Melvins Curate ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas

Mike Patton, Melvins Curate ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas
All Tomorrow’s Parties has announced this year’s Nightmare Before Christmas festival will be curated by Mike Patton and the Melvins. From December 5 to 7, the pair will be roping in a sting of left-of-centre acts to play the Butlins Holiday Camp in Minehead, England, and despite the festival being a long way off, several of the bands have already been confirmed.

So far, on the Melvins’ end, the band themselves will play, along with Isis, Dälek, Big Business and comedian Neil Hamburger. As for Patton, he has lined up the Locust, Zu and Fantômas, who will be performing their 2001 album The Director’s Cut in its entirety.

Tickets for the event, which last year was curated by Portishead, are already up for sale at the ATP website. More acts are expected to be confirmed shortly.